NIU Accredited/Approved Programs

NIU is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

College of Business

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
Accountancy B.S. in Accountancy Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Accountancy Master of Science in Taxation Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Accountancy Master of Accounting Science Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Accountancy Master of Accountancy Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Finance B.S. in Finance Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Finance M.S. in Finance Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Management B.S. in Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Management B.S. in Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Marketing B.S. in Marketing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Marketing M.S. in Digital Marketing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
MBA Programs Master of Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Operations Management and Information Systems B.S. in Operations and Information Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Operations Management and Information Systems M.S. in Management Information Systems Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024
Operations Management and Information Systems M.S. in Data Analytics Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2019 2023/2024

College of Education

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
Counseling and Higher Education M.S.Ed. in Counseling (specializations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2019 2027
Counseling and Higher Education Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2019 2027
Special and Early Education M.S.Ed. Special Education Specialization in Orientation and Mobility Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) 2017 2022
Special and Early Education M.S.Ed. Special Education Specialization in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) 2019 2024

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
Electrical Engineering B.S. in Electrical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) N/A 2022/2023
Mechanical Engineering B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) N/A 2022/2023
Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) N/A 2022/2023
Engineering Technology B.S. in Engineering Technology (Emphasis in electrical engineering technology and manufacturing engineering technology) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) N/A 2022/2023
Engineering Technology B.S. in Engineering Technology (Emphasis in industrial management and technology within the B.S. in Technology (Computer-Aided Design, Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Environmental Safety and Health, Special Technical Study) Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) 2019-2020 2026

College of Health and Human Sciences

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Doctor of Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 2013 2023-2024
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Doctor of Audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2018 2026
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders M.A. in Communicative Disorders Specialization in speech-language pathology and audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2018 2026
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Child Development and Family Center* National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2021 2026
The School of Interdisciplinary Health Studies M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2017 2021
School of Family and Consumer Sciences M.S. in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE) 2015 2022
School of Health Studies B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 2014 2023-2024
School of Health Studies B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Wellness - Didactic program Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 2020 2027
School of Health Studies M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate level Dietetic Internship Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 2020 2027
School of Health Studies Master of Public Health Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2016 2023
School of Nursing B.S. in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2011 2021 -2022
School of Nursing M.S. in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2011 2021 -2022

College of Law

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
College of Law Doctor of Jurisprudence American Bar Association (ABA) 2016-2017 2023-2024

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
Chemistry and Biochemistry B.S. in Chemistry (approval)* Emphasis in professional chemistry Emphasis in biochemistry American Chemical Society (ACS) 2012 June 2018
Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association (APA) 2018 2028
Psychology Ph.D. in Psychology
School Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) 2014 2021
Public Administration Master of Public Administration Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) 2021 2027-2028

College of Visual and Performance Arts

College/Department/School Degree Program Accreditor Last Site Visit Next Site Visit
School of Art Bachelor of Arts in Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Bachelor of Science in Art National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2017* In process
School of Art Bachelor of Arts in Art History National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Bachelor of Science in Art Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Master of Arts in Art Specialization in Art History National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Master of Fine Arts National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Master of Science in Art Specialization in Art Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Art Ph.D. in Art Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2010 In process
School of Music Bachelor of Arts in Music National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2013 2022-2023
School of Music Bachelor of Music Emphases: Composition, Music Education, and Performance National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2013 2022-2023
School of Music Performer's Certificate (Graduate) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2013 2022-2023
School of Music Master of Music Specializations: Individualized Studies, Music Education, and Performance National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2013 2022-2023
School of Theatre and Dance Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 2010 2019-2020
School of Theatre and Dance Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts Emphases: Acting and Design, and in Technology National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 2010 2019-2020
School of Theatre and Dance Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 2010 2019-2020